What’s the Best Time of Year for Home Improvement Projects in San Jose?05/07/2018Curtis Orton You may wonder what’s the best season for San Jose home improvement projects.Some home improvement projects are easy to know when to do. You don’t want to put in new windows when it’s freezing outdoors. Similarly you don’t want to insulate your attic when it’s sweltering outside.Yet there are more factors that go into choosing what time of year to do your projects than just the weather. Picking the right season to do certain home improvements can make the final product look better, keep you on your timeline, and might even help your budget.What to Consider when Choosing the Time of Year for Home Improvement Projects WeatherThe first thing to take into account is the climate you’re in and the weather outside. Some home improvements are weather dependent, like putting in new windows, putting together a patio, or putting in that new pool. Home improvements that you do inside, like putting in window treatments or updating furniture, can be done any time of year. We can install shutters before your holiday party, after your newest renovation, in the middle of a blazing summer, or any other time of year.If you have a strict deadline and are working with contractors, communicate with them how the climate can affect your project and timeline.Contractor SchedulesMost contractors have seasons like spring and summer that tend to be busier than the rest of the year. If you can start working with a contractor outside of their busy season, they won’t be managing as many projects and they can dedicate more time to your work. Your ScheduleSome times of year might be better for your projects others. If you have kids in school, it might be smart to schedule your projects during the school year when your house is less crowded. Or if you’re taking a week-long vacation, it might be a good time to get your interior repainted to avoid the fumes.Available FundsIf you’re paying cash for your home improvement, then the best time of year to plan is after you have the money on hand. This could be after you’ve saved a little bit, received a large bonus or after you get your tax refund.Many families schedule their projects for after they get their tax refund in late winter or early spring, so remember that home improvement professionals may be busier during the spring and materials may be more expensive.Other Projects You’re PlanningIt’s smart to keep a tab of renovations you want to get done so that if they need to be done in a certain order you can build a timeline. Try to schedule the big projects, such as new flooring, and finish up with the details like window treatments or furniture. The Best Seasons for Home Improvement Projects Here are some ideas for when to schedule certain home improvements based on the weather and potential contractor availability.Projects You Can Do All Year Long:Put in window treatmentsPaint interiorsGet new appliancesSpring Projects:Install landscapingService heaterInstall new windowsReplace or repair exterior sidingSummer Projects: RoofingClean chimneysRenovate kitchensRenovate bathroomsRepair gutters and soffitAutumn Projects: Powerwash deck and sidingWinterize home including energy audit and insulationService A/C and furnaceWinter Projects: Plan upcoming projectsInstall new flooringReplace furnitureReady to Spring into Action on your Window Treatment Renovations?If you’re ready to address your window treatments to improve your home, give us a call at 408-831-3373 or use the form below.